5th International Small Sample Test Techniques (SSTT) Conference 2018The SSTT2018 conference was held in Swansea, Wales on 10-12 July 2018. This series of conferences are the primary platform to disseminate ground breaking research in the area of small scale testing technologies showcasing the highlights of recent developments in this ever expanding field.The conference has grown over the years with the conference attracting over 80 delegates from 15 countries ranging from USA to China. A total of 52 oral presentations were given and all papers were published in the conference proceedings.For more details on the conference, please see the ‘Information’ tab on this website.Thank you to all that attended the conference in Swansea and we hope you had a safe journey home. See you in Spain in 2020!The full proceedings, selected presentations and images from the conference can be found in the PROCEEDINGS tab.Special Issue of Theoretical and Applied Fracture MechanicsThe speical issue of Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics is now open for article submission. The submission website for this journal is located at TAFM Special Issue. The deadline for submissions is 31 October 2018.